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Bamako to Burkina

After our false start in getting our Visa’s for Burkina Faso (see Mud, Sweat and Tears), eventually Monday morning came round, and at 7.30am we arrived at the Embassy in Bamako to submit our applications and of course to pay the fees. 2,089 more words

Mali, mud, sweat and tears

After leaving Djifer on the West coast of Senegal, we had to retrace our steps back up the long penisular track to the town of Mbour, and then turn East towards Tambacounda, we thought this would be a fairly easy drive as it is shown on our Michelin West Africa map as being tarmac all the way. 3,217 more words

NBBF Appoints Tari Preh U-16 Men’s Team Coach

The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF has selected former International and Ahmadu Bello University basketball icon, Tari Preh to be the head coach of the National U-16 team preparing for the 2015 Afrobasket taking place in Bamako, Mali from 30 July to 8 August, 2015. 124 more words


King of the Cows

The rains have started, though they’re late and aren’t at normal levels. Even with the little rain we have gotten, cows are making their age old trek across Mali following the sprouts of grass from around Bamako  back to Sikasso (well over 300 km). 204 more words

Thoughts On Mali

Fabric Market

If you haven’t been to the Grand Marché in Bamako, it’s hard to describe the chaos and magic that is hidden in the twisting canopies of faded umbrellas. 206 more words


From Bamako to Timbuktu

The brilliant director Abderrahmane Sissakou grew up in Mali and has named two of his films after Malian cities: Bamako and Timbuktu. Watching these two remarkable films recently over one weekend in the sequence they were made was a moving and memorable experience. 693 more words


Samba Touré - you will never change what you really are..

Its when we begin taking things for granted and start categorizing into square boxes that we fall short.
For that reason it’s important to touch base with true values from time to time. 2,303 more words